Progressive Grocer

JAN 2017

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What's trending on progressivegrocer.com … The news of e-commerce behemoth Amazon.com's entrance into brick- and-mortar grocery retailing with its hybrid pilot Amazon Go format, which eliminates checkout stands and allows patrons to check in via a mobile app, grab the products they want, and walk out of the store while paying for their purchase via the app — factored as the most click-worthy story on progressivegrocer.com during the Nov.15-Dec.15 timeframe. The speculative report of Albertsons Cos. being in "advanced talks" to acquire the 130-store, Schenectady, N.Y.-based Price Chopper for about $1 billion rang in as the second most popular online story during the same period, followed next by the changing of the guard of The Kroger Co.'s chief digital officer. 12 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | January 2017 Is Checkout-free a 'Go' for Amazon? PG Experts Weigh In bit.ly/2hGQtft Albertsons Poised to Buy Price Chopper: Report bit.ly/2hE7GGJ Kroger Heralds Digital Officer Succession Plan bit.ly/2hsXJxD Walgreens/ Rite Aid Deal Nearing End: Reports bit.ly/2hDr0WR 5 Grocers Among 1 st Food Waste Champs bit.ly/2hXIIkt Murray's Cheese Reaches Milestone 350 th Store bit.ly/2hE5WgA

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